|It has been clear that the Zionist entity is offering support for armed groups fighting the Syrian government, with reports revealed on Wednesday inform that the enemy’s hospitals have been treating Syria militants.
Agence France Presse reported on Wednesday that 11 Syrian militants have been treated in the Zionist entity’s hospitals in the past month.
Israeli public radio quoted medics as saying that one of these militant died of his wounds on Wednesday. It added that he was taken to hospital in the town of Nahariya after shot in the head.
Five other Syrians seeking medical aid at the border in the Golan Heights were treated on the spot by Israeli medics and were sent back, the agency quoted the Israeli radio as saying.
Syrian rebel dies during treatment in Israeli hospital
The Syrian had been shot in the head, sought medical help on the southern border and was taken to hospital in the town of Nahariya, along with another seriously wounded fighter, Israeli public radio quoted medics as saying. Israel’s military said medics rushed to the site and treated five there before releasing them back to Syria.
Hospital spokesman Hagai Einav said the wounded men are believed to be civilians because they were wearing jeans rather than uniforms when brought to the hospital. It was not clear how the Syrians were wounded or how they got to the border.
Five other Syrians seeking medical aid at the border in the Golan Heights were treated on the spot by Israeli medics and were sent back.
Syria and Israel are currently in a state of war, but speculation about robust Israeli support for Syrian rebels have abounded since an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad sparked two years ago. Top Israeli officials have publicly stated that Assad’s prospective ouster by his country’s popular uprising serves the Jewish states national security interests.
In the past month, 11 Syrian fighters have been treated in Israeli hospitals. Eight of those were repatriated and three have remained in the country for further treatment, including Wednesday’s casualty.
Israel illegally controls some 1,200 square kilometers of the strategic Golan Heights, after its occupation of the area during the 1967 Arab-Israeli Six Day War, while around 510 square kilometers remain in Syrian hands.
Rebels engaged in a civil war against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad seized a 25-kilometer strip of land stretching from the Jordan border to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, a watchdog said on Sunday.
(AFP, AP, Al-Akhbar)